FC Cartagena

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Cartagena crest
Full name Fútbol Club Cartagena
Nickname(s) Efesé, Aladrokes, Albinegros,
Boquerones, Cartagos
Founded 1995
Ground Cartagonova, Cartagena,
Murcia, Spain
Ground Capacity 15,105
Chairman Spain Deseado Flores
Manager Spain Víctor Fernández
League 2ªB – Group 4
2014–15 2ªB – Group 4, 16th
Current season

Fútbol Club Cartagena is a Spanish football team based in Cartagena, in the autonomous community of Murcia. Founded in 1995 it currently plays in Segunda División B, holding home games at Estadio Cartagonova, with a capacity of 15,105 spectators.

The club is considered to be a continuation of Cartagena CF, founded in 1919.


Fútbol Club Cartagena was founded on 25 July 1995 due to serious economic problems of the first team of the city, Cartagena FC, the first president Florentino Manzano was the founder. In the first eight years it was known as Cartagonova Fútbol Club, and first played in the third division in the 1998–99 season.

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Cartagonova logo

The club then changed its name to Fútbol Club Cartagena and Luis Oliver took over as president, starting his tenure with the club immerse in economic problems and close to relegation. Being saved from folding by local entrepreneur Francisco Gómez after the 2002–03 campaign, it consolidated itself in the third level and achieved another promotion, now to division two, in 2009.[1]

Historic side Cartagena FC, which was founded much earlier, acted as reserve team between 2003 to 2009, eventually re-gaining its independence. In 2009–10's second division season Efesé nearly achieved another promotion, finishing eventually in fifth position; all promotion hopes were dashed in the 41st and penultimate matchday, with a 0–1 away loss against Recreativo de Huelva.[2]

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1995/96 Preferente 2nd -
1996/97 1st -
1997/98 1st -
1998/99 2ªB 2nd Second round
1999/00 2ªB 8th Preliminary
2000/01 2ªB 13th -
2001/02 2ªB 12th -
2002/03 2ªB 11th -
2003/04 2ªB 15th -
2004/05 2ªB 13th -
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 2ªB 1st -
2006/07 2ªB 5th Second round
2007/08 2ªB 8th Second round
2008/09 2ªB 1st -
2009/10 5th Third round
2010/11 13th Second round
2011/12 20th Second round
2012/13 2ªB 2nd First round
2013/14 2ªB 2nd Round of 32
2014/15 2ªB 16th First round
2015/16 2ªB

Current squad

As of 12 February 2015. The numbers are established according to the official website: www.futbolclubcartagena.com and www.lfp.es

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain GK Limones
Spain GK José Manzanares
Spain DF Moisés García
Spain DF Gonzalo Verdú
Spain DF Ayoze Placeres
Spain DF Juan Carlos Ceballos
Spain DF Alfonso Candelas
Spain DF Jesús Álvaro
Spain DF Mario Sánchez
Spain MF Pepe Palau
No. Position Player
Spain MF Sergio Jiménez
Spain MF Jorge Luque
Spain MF Juanlu Hens
Spain MF Cristo Martín
Spain MF Quique Rivero
Spain MF Álex Jiménez
Spain FW Sergio García
Uruguay FW Frederico Laens
Spain FW Álvaro Montero
Spain FW Menudo

Reserve team

Cartagena FC acts as FC Cartagena's reserve team since 2011. It was founded in 1919 and plays in Tercera División. Before the economic crisis that hit the club in the 90's, it was the main club in city.

In the past, other sides such as Cartagena Promesas and FC Cartagena-La Unión were the club's B-team.


Cartagena holds home matches at Estadio Cartagonova. Inaugurated on 7 February 1988, it has a capacity of 14,532 spectators, measuring 105 x 68 meters; it underwent renovation in January 2000.

The ground's biggest attendance was recorded 30 June 1999 in a second division promotion playoff match against Córdoba CF, with 20,000 spectators in the stands. On 26 January of the following year, the first Spanish national team game ever hosted in the Region of Murcia took place, a friendly with Poland.

Kit evolution


Famous players

Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

see also Category:FC Cartagena footballers

Famous coaches


  1. "Cartagena vuelve a Segunda 22 años después" (in Spanish). Marca. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "El Cartagena deja en Huelva sus opciones de ascenso" (in Spanish). Marca. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2014. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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